Essentra Scientific Services provides scientific testing for the global tobacco industry

14 Feb 2017

Starting as an in-house testing laboratory, Essentra Scientific Services has responded to regulatory requirements facing the tobacco industry and the emergence of a new range of products by adapting to provide extensive scientific testing services. 

Accredited test for combustible tobacco products:

  • Mainstream for ISO and intense smoking
  • Sidestream
  • Tobacco testing
  • Cigarette filter retention of tar and nicotine
  • Ignition propensity
  • Physical testing of packs and health warnings
  • Testing for testing for weight, pressure drop, paper porosity, draw resistance, ventilation and circumference.


Accredited test for e-cigarettes and vapour products:

  • ISO 17025 accredited for the measurement of nicotine, glycerol, propylene glycol, menthol, diethylene glycol, ethylene glycol and water in e-liquids
  • Accredited for the measurement of carbonyls in e-vapour
  • Accreditations for the measurement of glycerol, propylene glycol, menthol, diethylene glycol, ethylene glycol and water in e-vapour have been applied for

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